Saturday, 4 February 2012

Black Scapular of the Passion

The Black Scapular of the Passion apertains to the Congregation of the Passionists. Saint Paul of the Cross, it is related, was privileged to receive in apparition the black habit of which the Order now wears, with the badge displayed upon its breast. The Scapular which members of the Confraternity may wear is a replica of the badge adopted for the Order by St. Paul of the Cross, namely a heart surmounted by a cross with the inscription "Jesu XPI Passio", beneath which are the words "sit semper in cordibus nostris" and hanging at the back is a simple piece of black woollen cloth. Priests having received the necessary faculties from the Superior-General of the Passionists may bless and invest with the scapular, which grants indulgences approved by the Congregation of Indulgences on 10th May, 1877.

May the Passion of Christ be always in our hearts!